The Greatest (1 Viewer)

denco

Superior Being
Jul 12, 2002
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These are some of the articles I found on the net regarding the greatest footballers ever
Agree or disagree
World Soccer's Selection of the 100 Greatest Footballers of All Time
An alphabetical list of players. Readers are to choose a top-10 which will then lead to a selection to be published in the final World Soccer issue of 1999. Players may also be chosen outside the 100 chosen by the magazine; for this purpose World Soccer also published a second list of 100 players which they apparently consider 101-200; choices outside those 200 are accepted as well. Names are listed as printed in the magazine.

ADEMIR Marques de Menezes
Jose Leandro ANDRADE
Roberto BAGGIO
Gordon BANKS
Franceschino 'Franco' BARESI
Franz BECKENBAUER
George BEST
Franz 'Bimbo' BINDER
Danny BLANCHFLOWER
Oleg BLOKHIN
Jozsef BOZSIK
Antonio CARBAJAL
John CHARLES
Bobby CHARLTON
Hector CHUMPITAZ
Mario Esteves COLUNA
Gianpiero COMBI
Johan CRUYFF
Teofilo CUBILLAS
Zoltan CZIBOR
Kenny DALGLISH
William 'Dixie' DEAN
Alfredo DI STEFANO
DIDI (Waldyr Pereira)
DOMINGOS Antonio DA GUIA
Duncan EDWARDS
Arsenio ERICO
EUSEBIO da Silva Ferreira
Giacinto FACCHETTI
Bernabe FERREYRA
Tom FINNEY
Just FONTAINE
Enzo FRANCESCOLI
Arthur FRIEDENREICH
GARRINCHA (Manoel Francisco dos Santos)
Francisco GENTO
GERSON de Oliveira Nunes
GILMAR dos Santos Neves
Gyula GROSICS
Ruud GULLIT
Nandor HIDEGKUTI
JAIRZINHO (Jair Ventura Filho)
Alex JAMES
Sandor KOCSIS
Kalman KONRAD
Raymond KOPA
Ladislav KUBALA
Angel Amadeo LABRUNA
Denis LAW
Tommy LAWTON
LEONIDAS da Silva
Nils LIEDHOLM
Paolo MALDINI
Diego MARADONA
Silvio MARZOLINI
Josef MASOPUST
Lothar MATTHAUS
Stanley MATTHEWS
Alessandro 'Sandro' MAZZOLA
Valentino MAZZOLA
Giuseppe MEAZZA
Roger MILLA
Luisito MONTI
Bobby MOORE
Juan Manuel MORENO
Gerd MULLER
Jose NASAZZI
Gunnar NORDAHL
Ernst OCWIRK
Wolfgang OVERATH
Daniel PASSARELLA
Adolfo PEDERNERA
PELE (Edson Arantes do Nascimento)
Silvio PIOLA
PIRRI (Jose Martinez Sanchez)
Frantisek PLANICKA
Michel PLATINI
Ferenc PUSKAS
Roberto RIVELINO
Gianni RIVERA
Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE
Hugo SANCHEZ
Loenel SANCHEZ
Jose Emilio SANTAMARIA
Djalma SANTOS
Nilton dos SANTOS
Gyorgy SAROSI
Juan Alberto SCHIAFFINO
Uwe SEELER
Matthias SINDELAR
Omar Enrique SIVORI
Marco VAN BASTEN
Paul VAN HIMST
Obdulio VARELA
Fritz WALTER
Lev YASHIN
Ricardo ZAMORA
ZICO (Artur Antunes Coimbra)
Zinedine ZIDANE
Dino ZOFF



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denco

Superior Being
Jul 12, 2002
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Guerin' Sportivo's I 50 Grandi del Secolo by Adalberto Bortolotti
The Guerin' Sportivo (Italy) have given their eminence grise space to publish his personal top-50 of the 20th century. One player is highlighted every week, and by the end of the year 1999 the top-50 will be complete. So far the following players have featured. Names are listed as printed in the magazine; so are the titles of the stories.

1.Pelé
2.Diego Armando Maradona "Splendori e cadute del Pibe de Oro"
3.Alfredo Di Stefano "La freccia bionda"
4.Johan Cruijff "Il campione della nuova frontiera"
5.Giuseppe Meazza "Il Balilla, fra gol e magie"
6.Ferenc Puskas "Il colonnello Bum Bum"
7.Valentino Mazzola "L'uomo simbolo del Grande Torino"
8.Juan Alberto Schiaffino "Il Pepe del Diavolo"
9.Michel Platini "Regista e solista, Michel le Roi"
10.Franz Beckenbauer "Tutti ai piedi di Kaiser Franz"
11.Marco Van Basten "Il bomber degli Anni '90"
12.Eusebio "Il graffio della pantera nera"
13.Garrincha "Il passerotto con le ali spezzate"
14.Gianni Rivera "L'abatino più forte del mondo"
15.Zico "Contro il fantasma di Pelé"
16.Omar Sivori "Omar, genio ribelle"
17.Ricardo Zamora "``El Divino'' fra storia e leggenda"
18.Silvio Piola "Il bomber senza scudetto"
19.Ronaldo "Fenomeno o meteora?"
20.Dino Zoff "Quel monumento chiamato Dino"
21.Bobby Charlton "Il campione che visse due volte"
22.José Altafini "Il coniglio mannaro del gol"
23.Gunnar Nordahl "Il pompiere del gol"
24.Gigi Riva "L'implacabile Rombo di tuono"
25.Paolo Rossi "Pablito, il reflesso che uccide"
26.Leonidas "La magia del diamante nero"
27.Roberto Baggio "Fragile e inditruttibile"
28.Lev Jascin "La leggenda del ragno nero"
29.Didì "Inventò la ``foglia secca''"
30.Paolo Maldini "Un campione predestinato"
31.Stanley Matthews "La leggenda del baronetta"
32.Mumo Orsi "Violinista di tango e di gol"
33.Lothar Matthäus "Provaci ancora, Lothar"
34.Gaetano Scirea "Campione in punta di piedi"
35.Gerd Müller "Il cacciatore di gol"
36.Matias Sindelar "La tragedia di Cartavelina"
37.Laszlo Kubala "Un geniale zingaro del gol"
38.Franco Baresi "Forse l'ultimo bandiera"
39.P. Roberto Falcão "L'ultimo re di Roma"
40.Karl H. Rummenigge "Un bomber forte e gentile"
41.Giampiero Boniperti "Un film tutto in bianco e nero"
42.Gabriel O. Batistuta "Con il gol sempre in canne"
43.Nils Liedholm "La leggenda dell'astuto barone"
44.John Charles "Il gigante (troppo) buono"
45.Nilton Santos "Un terzino chiamato enciclopedia"
46.Luis Suarez "L'architecto del mago"
47.Roberto Rivelino "Un sinistro coi baffi"
48.Daniel Passarella "Classe e grinta del Caudillo"
49.Nandor Hidegkuti "L'uomo che reinventò il centravanti"
50.Kurt Hamrin "L'uccellino che incantò l'Avvocato"



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denco

Superior Being
Jul 12, 2002
4,679
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Placar's 100 Craques do Século
In November 1999, Placar (Brazil) published a list of the best 100 players of all time, ranked from 1 to 100. The list as published follows.

1.Édson Arantes do Nascimento - PELÉ (Brazil)
2.Diego Armando MARADONA (Argentina)
3.Johann CRUYFF (Netherlands)
4.Manoel Francisco dos Santos - GARRINCHA (Brazil)
5.Franz BECKENBAUER (Germany)
6.Alfredo DI STEFANO (Argentina)
7.Ferenc PUSKAS (Hungary)
8.Michel PLATINI (France)
9.EUSÉBIO Ferreira da Silva (Portugal)
10.ROMÁRIO de Souza Farias (Brazil)
11.Lev YASHIN (Russia)
12.Roberto RIVELLINO (Brazil)
13.Valdir Pereira - DIDI (Brazil)
14.Just FONTAINE (France)
15.Daniel Alberto PASSARELLA (Argentina)
16.Arthur Antunes Coimbra - ZICO (Brazil)
17.Franchescino BARESI (Italy)
18.Robert "BOBBY" CHARLTON (England)
19.Elias Ricardo FIGUEROA Brander (Chile)
20.Lothar MATTHÄUS (Germany)
21.Gordon BANKS (England)
22.NÍLTON SANTOS (Brazil)
23.Josef Dieter MAIER (Germany)
24.Sandor KOCSIS (Hungary)
25.Angel Amadeo LABRUNA (Argentina)
26.Marco VAN BASTEN (Netherlands)
27.GEORGE BEST (Northern Ireland)
28.LEÔNIDAS DA SILVA (Brazil)
29.Hristo STOICHKOV (Bulgaria)
30.Francisco GENTO (Spain)
31.Ruud Dil GULLIT (Netherlands)
32.FRITZ WALTER (Germany)
33.Luigi RIVA (Italy)
34.Gerhardt "GERD" MÜLLER (Germany)
35.Arthur FRIEDENREICH (Brazil)
36.Paulo Roberto FALCÃO (Brazil)
37.Robert "BOBBY" Frederick MOORE (England)
38.GÉRSON de Oliveira Nunes (Brazil)
39.Paul BREITNER (Germany)
40.DOMINGOS Antônio DA GUIA (Brazil)
41.Dino ZOFF (Italy)
42.Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE (Germany)
43.Laszlo KUBALA (Hungary)
44.Uwe SEELER (Germany)
45.VALENTINO MAZZOLA (Italy)
46.CARLOS ALBERTO TORRES (Brazil)
47.OBDULIO Jacinto VARELA (Uruguay)
48.Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade - TOSTÃO (Brazil)
49.STANLEY MATTHEWS (England)
50.Raymond Kopaszewski "KOPA" (França)
51.DJALMA SANTOS (Brazil)
52.George WEAH (Liberia)
53.Jürgen KLINSMANN (Germany)
54.PAOLO MALDINI (Italy)
55.HUGO SÁNCHEZ Márquez (Mexico)
56.Amadeo Raúl CARRIZO (Argentina)
57.Albert-Roger MILLA (Cameroun)
58.Zoltan CZIBOR (Hungary)
59.Leovegildo Lins Gama JÚNIOR (Brazil)
60.MICHAEL LAUDRUP (Denmark)
61.Josef MASOPUST (Czechoslovakia)
62.Antônio de Oliveira Filho - CARECA (Brazil)
63.Juan Alberto SCHIAFFINO (Uruguay)
64.ADEMIR DA GUIA (Brazil)
65.PAOLO ROSSI (Italy)
66.Jair "JAIRZINHO" Ventura Filho (Brazil)
67.Mário Esteves COLUNA (Portugal)
68.ADEMIR Marques DE MENEZES (Brazil)
69.Enzo FRANCESCOLI Uriarte (Uruguay)
70.Teófilo CUBILLAS (Peru)
71.Gaetano SCIREA (Italy)
72.Alain GIRESSE (France)
73.Júlio "JULINHO" BOTELHO (Brazil)
74.Luis "LUISITO" SUÁREZ Miramontes (Spain)
75.Giacinto FACCHETTI (Italy)
76.PEDRO Virgilio ROCHA Franchetti (Uruguay)
77.SÓCRATES Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira (Brazil)
78.Guillermo STÁBILE (Argentina)
79.Thomaz Soares da SIlva - ZIZINHO (Brazil)
80.Gheorghe HAGI (Romania)
81.Antônio "TONINHO" Carlos CEREZO (Brazil)
82.Ricardo ZAMORA Martínez (Spain)
83.RONALDO Luís Nazário de Lima (Brazil)
84.Antonio CARBAJAL (Mexico)
85.Silvio PIOLA (Italy)
86.Giuseppe MEAZZA (Italy)
87.Carlos Alberto GAMARRA Pavón (Paraguay)
88.Gabriel Omar BATISTUTA (Argentina)
89.Paul John GASCOIGNE (England)
90.Frantisek PLANICKA (Czechoslovakia)
91.ROBERTO BAGGIO (Italy)
92.Zinedine ZIDANE (France)
93.Johan NEESKENS (Netherlands)
94.Julio César Romero "ROMERITO" Insfrán (Paraguay)
95.Davor SUKER (Croatia)
96.José Luís Félix CHILAVERT (Paraguay)
97.Jean Amadou TIGANA (France)
98.Mario Alberto KEMPES (Argentina)
99.Zbigniew BONIEK (Poland)
100.Franklin Edmundo RIJKAARD (Netherlands)
 
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denco

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Jul 12, 2002
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Planète Foot's 50 Meilleurs Joueurs du Monde
In December 1996, Planète Foot (France) published a list of the best 50 players of all time, on the occasion of its 50th edition. The list, in alphabetical order, follows below.

Gordon BANKS (England)
Franceschino "Franco" BARESI (Italy)
Franz BECKENBAUER (Germany)
Oleg BLOKHIN (USSR)
Robert "BOBBY" CHARLTON (England)
Robert "BOBBY" MOORE (England)
Zbigniew BONIEK (Poland)
Paul BREITNER (Germany)
Johann CRUYFF (Netherlands)
Alfredo DI STEFANO (Argentina)
EUSÉBIO Ferreira da Silva (Portugal)
Just FONTAINE (France)
Enzo FRANCESCOLI (Uruguay)
Manoel Francisco dos Santos "GARRINCHA" (Brazil)
Francisco GENTO (Spain)
GEORGE BEST (Northern Ireland)
GERD MÜLLER (Germany)
GIANNI RIVERA (Italy)
Ruud GULLIT (Netherlands)
Jair Ventura Filho"JAIRZINHO" (Brazil)
Mario Alberto KEMPES (Argentina)
Kevin KEEGAN (England)
Sandor KOCSIS (Hungary)
Raymond KOPA (France)
Denis LAW (Scotland)
Diego Armando MARADONA (Argentina)
Joseph MASOPUST (Czechoslovakia)
Lothar MATTHÄUS (Germany)
Johan NEESKENS (Netherlands)
PAOLO MALDINI (Italy)
PAOLO ROSSI (Italy)
Édson Arantes do Nascimento "PELÉ" (Brazil)
Michel PLATINI (France)
Ferenc PUSKAS (Hungary)
Pieter Robert RENSENBRINK (Netherlands)
Roberto RIVELINO (Brazil)
ROBERTO BAGGIO (Italy)
ROMÁRIO de Souza Farias (Brazil)
Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE (Germany)
Alan SIMONSEN (Denmark)
Omar Enrique SÍVORI (Argentina)
Josip SKOBLAR (Yugoslavia)
STANLEY MATTHEWS (England)
Hristo STOICHKOV (Bulgaria)
Marco VAN BASTEN (Netherlands)
Paul VAN HIMST (Belgium)
George WEAH (Liberia)
Lev YASHIN (USSR)
Artur A. Coimbra "ZICO" (Brazil)
Dino ZOFF (Italy)
 
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denco

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Jul 12, 2002
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Voetbal International's Wereldsterren by Raf Willems
Voetbal International (Netherlands) let Raf Willems present an all-time great every week in an avalanche of alliterations (as demonstrated by the subtitles). His selections appear somewhat biased towards Belgian and Dutch players, as should perhaps be expected. The gallery is presented in alphabetical order and does not pretend to be exhaustive (or so at least one probably should construe the fact that Zubizarreta (rather than Zamora) is the only Spanish 'keeper appearing). Names are listed as printed in the magazine.

Gordon Banks "De denkende doelman"
Franco Baresi "Monument van Milan"
Marco van Basten "Meest mishandelde midvoor"
Franz Beckenbauer "Kaiser tussen kunst en kitsch"
George Best "Tussen Busby en Beatles"
Jan van Beveren "De kunst van het keepen"
Oleg Blokhin "Briljant in bescheidenheid"
Eric Cantona "Tussen Platini, punk en poëzie"
Carlos Alberto "Aristocraat van de achterhoede"
Jan Ceulemans "Kapitein en krachtmens"
Bobby Charlton "De man van Manchester"
Rik Coppens "Diamant en dondersteen"
Johan Cruijff "Dichter en denker"
Kenny Dalglish "King of the Kop"
Eusebio "Lust en liefde in Lissabon"
Garrincha "Goddelijke gek"
Eric Gerets "Tegenstrijdige temperamenten"
Ruud Gullit "Dutch dreadlocks"
Wim van Hanegem "De Kromme en de kameraden van de Kuip"
Ernst Happel "Weense Weltmeister"
Jairzinho "Futebol uit de favela"
Jimmy Johnstone "Vlo op de vleugel"
Mario Kempes "Goleador van de generaals"
Grzegorz Lato "Voetballen in vrijheid"
Michael Laudrup "Deense dribbelkoning"
Denis Law "Schutter en schelm"
Diego Maradona "Tussen poëzie en perversie"
Stanley Matthews "De droom van de dribbelaar"
Sandro Mazzola "Mysterieuze meester van Milaan"
Ladislau Mazurkiewicz "Vreemdeling op het voetbalveld"
Bobby Moore "Wijsheid en welvaart van West Ham"
Gerd Müller "Bomber van Bayern"
Johan Neeskens "Snijdende slidings"
Günter Netzer "Muze van Mönchengladbach"
Antonin Panenka "Praagse penalty's"
Daniel Passarella "Krijger en keizer"
Pelé "Koninklijke kunst"
Jean-Marie Pfaff "Clowneske klassekeeper"
Michel Platini "Schepper van schoonheid"
Ferenc Puskas "Magische Magyaar"
Rivelino "Legendarische linkervoet"
Frank Rijkaard "Bedaard boegbeeld"
Uwe Seeler "Volksheld in Volkspark"
Socrates "Dokter tegen dictatuur"
Di Stefano "Man van de macht"
Tostão "Brein van Brazilië"
Lev Yashin "Mythe van Moskou"
Zico "Fluweel van Flamengo"
Dino Zoff "Zelfverzekerde zwijger"
Andoni Zubizarreta "Bask in Barcelona"



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Jul 12, 2002
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Voetbal International's Elftal van de Eeuw
Voetbal International (Netherlands) are holding an election (among the readers) to select a "Century XI", in 4-3-3 formation. For each position ten names are selected by the magazine as the all-time best, ten more are listed to give the readers additional choice.

Jasjin
Carlos Alberto Beckenbauer Rijkaard Maldini
Di Stefano Cruijff Maradona
Garrincha Pelé Gento


The alternatives were (names as listed in magazine):
1 Jasjin
2-10 Zoff, Banks, Zamora, Beara, Gilmar, Grosics, Schroif, Carbajal, Maier
11-20 Mazurkiewicz, Schumacher, Schmeichel, Van der Sar, Van Beveren, Dassajev,
Iribar, Combi, Jennings, Shilton

1 Carlos Alberto
2-10 Battiston, Burgnich, Geretz, Kaltz, Leandro, Neal, D. Santos, Suurbier,
Vogts
11-20 Armfield, Van Binst, Dobias, Djorkaeff, Gentile, Janes, João Pinto,
Josimar, McGrain, Szymanowksi

1 Beckenbauer
2-10 Baresi, Happel, Koeman, Krol, Moore, Olsen, Passarella, Scirea, Wright
11-20 Hughes, Humberto Coelho, Israel, Meeuws, Nordqvist, Pirri, Rosato,
Sisternev, Tresor, Zmuda

1 Rijkaard
2-10 Galvan, J. Charlton, K.H. Förster, Hanse, Kohler, Nielsen, Ondrus,
Santamaria, Schwarzenbeck
11-20 Ferri, Goicoechea, Hulshoff, Lorant, Luisinho, Miqueli, O'Leary, Pezzey,
Picchi, Riggeri

1 Maldini
2-10 F. de Boer, Branco, Demianenko, Facchetti, Junior, Nilton Santos,
Schnellinger, Tarantini, Wilson
11-20 Bossis, Breitner, Cabrini, Camacho, Hapgood, Jusufi, Lantos, Marche,
De Vecchi, Hilario

1 Di Stefano
2-10 Ardiles, Boszik, Didi, Di Stefano, Falcão, Hanappi, Jansen,
Matthäus, Neeskens, Robson
11-20 Andrade, Ball, Bremner, Clodoaldo, Edwards, Giresse, Michel, Van Moer,
Souness, Tardelli

1 Cruijff
2-10 Charlton, Deyna, Kopa, Kubala, Platini, Rivera, Schiaffino, Sivori, Zico
11-20 Antognoni, Boniek, Coluna, Hoddle, Liedholm, Mazzola, Panenka, Schuster,
Socrates, Zizinho

1 Maradona
2-10 Gerson, Hagi, Van Hanegem, Masopust, Netzer, Puskas, Rivelino, Suarez,
Walter
11-20 Bardy, Coeck, Corso, Gordillo, Lerby, A. Mühren, Netto, Nygaard,
Overath, Sigurvinsson

1 Garrincha
2-10 Boniperti, Fazekas, Gren, Gullit, Jairzinho, Keegan, Lato, Matthews,
Rummenigge
11-20 Amancio, Bene, Bonev, Causio, Dalglish, Haller, Hamrin, Littbarski,
Rep, Simonsen

1 Gento
2-10 Best, Blochin, Czibor, Dzajic, Finney, Keizer, Lubanski, Moulijn, Riva
11-20 Bastin, Bettega, Ceulemans, Cubillas, M. Laudrup, Rensenbrink, Six,
Skoglund, Stoitchkov, Zagalo

1 Pelé
2-10 Altafini, Van Basten, Eusebio, Greaves, Kocsis, Gerd Müller, Nordahl,
Romario, Seeler
11-20 Fontaine, Hidegkuti, Van Himst, Kempes, Krankl, Lawton, Rossi, Rush,
Hugo Sánchez, Tostão


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Duke NUKEM
Mar 6, 2003
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Zinedine ZIDANE
Dino ZOFF
Roberto BAGGIO
Johan CRUYFF
PELE
Franceschino 'Franco' BARESI
Marco VAN BASTEN
Diego MARADONA
Enzo FRANCESCOLI
Lothar MATTHAUS

Others:
ROMÁRIO de Souza Farias
Michel PLATINI
EUSEBIO da Silva Ferreira
GARRINCHA
Ruud GULLIT
 

Dj Juve

Senior Member
Jul 12, 2002
9,597
#9
i cant really judge all this since i havent had the priviliged to see most of the players mentioned here.

but definitely my top 3 is
Maradona
Di Stefano
Zidane
 

Roverbhoy

Senior Member
Jul 31, 2002
1,840
#10
++ [ originally posted by denco ] ++
Voetbal International's Wereldsterren by Raf Willems
Voetbal International (Netherlands) let Raf Willems present an all-time great every week in an avalanche of alliterations (as demonstrated by the subtitles). His selections appear somewhat biased towards Belgian and Dutch players, as should perhaps be expected. The gallery is presented in alphabetical order and does not pretend to be exhaustive (or so at least one probably should construe the fact that Zubizarreta (rather than Zamora) is the only Spanish 'keeper appearing). Names are listed as printed in the magazine.

Kenny Dalglish "King of the Kop"
Jimmy Johnstone "Vlo op de vleugel"
Denis Law "Schutter en schelm"


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Yeah...I agree with these three being there...Jocklands best:D
 

Ali

Conditioned
Contributor
Jul 15, 2002
15,581
#14
My list would definitely include:
Maradona
Zico
Platini
Tostao
Socrates
Kempes
Garincha
Rumennigge
Hagi
R. Baggio
Zidane
Baresi
Maldini
These are the players I've seen.
 

Slagathor

Bedpan racing champion
Jul 25, 2001
22,708
#16
++ [ originally posted by denco ] ++
His selections appear somewhat biased towards Belgian and Dutch players, as should perhaps be expected.
There's no such thing as being biased towards Belgian and Dutch players - we rule this freaking earth when you compare the population number to the numbers of stars we produced! :strong::cool:
 
Sep 28, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by Matto ] ++


There's no such thing as being biased towards Belgian and Dutch players - we rule this freaking earth when you compare the population number to the numbers of stars we produced! :strong::cool:
belgium produce stars? :undecide:
 

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